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NP - Couleur ASCII


Published August 31, 2011


On Philippe Nore's third album for Petcord, Couleur ASCII, there are both manic rhythmic structures of stuttering looping noise and, as a sharp contrast, elegiac drones that dissolve any notion of time. This creates some kind of ambiguity, a swing reaching out to either extreme of the spectrum, sometimes even unexpectedly switching its state during an ongoing exposition. Sufficiently anonymised as hexadecimal entities, each of these titles may represent a colour code with its associated emotional qualities or associations, each of them establishing a microcosm of their own.


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Reviewer: David Nemeth - - January 7, 2012
Subject: The Sounds of Color
There were only two albums on my top 10 list that I had failed to review. Here is the first review in my quick catch-up.

Philippe Nore aka NP has only been on the netlabel scene for a shot time, but he has had a impact with several strong releases of which Couleur ASCII is one. The album is bookend with dark ambient tracks, but it is the middle chunk of 12 tracks that I found so extraordinary. These glitchy experimental pieces are filled with noise, snippets of field recordings and other manipulated sounds to make a collage of aural candy. But don’t stop at Colour ASCII, pick up Quinze [review] or any of Nore’s other works. You will not be disappointed.

http://www.actsofsilence.com/album-review/the-sounds-of-color/
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